‘Unvaccinated’ Sarah Palin tests positive for Covid right before New York Times defamation trial begins, judge says


Former vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin speaks while campaigning for U.S. Senate candidate Judge Roy Moore at the Historic Union Station Train Shed in Montgomery, Alabama, U.S., September 21, 2017.

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Manhattan federal court Judge Jed Rakoff announced in court Monday that he learned Sunday evening that the 57-year-old Palin was again positive for the virus.

“She is of course unvaccinated,” Rakoff said, according to the Reuters news service.

Rakoff was awaiting the results of a second test on Palin, which will determine whether the trial can go forward or whether it will be delayed.

Palin had sued the Times and its former editorial page editor for allegedly damaging her reputation with a 2017 editorial that suggested an image produced by Palin’s political action committee incited the 2011 shooting of Rep. Gabby Giffords of Arizona.